Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Have You Seen My Self-Esteem? I Think I Left it Somewhere.

I picked Kaeli up from her grandparent’s house last night, and she had made a photo album. It was really cute, and it had a lot of old pictures in it. I’m not even sure where she got some of the pictures, but I guess 6 year olds have their ways.

As I was flipping through it, I came across a picture of me. Let me set the stage – I was 19. I had just gotten back from a trip to Cancun with my friend, April. I was very tan (more like ridiculously sunburnt but whatev). My hair was in braids with beads on the end (because if you’re drunk in Mexico, you have to pay someone to braid your hair. It’s a rule.).

Me: Wow. This is an old picture. I look so young.
Kaeli: Yeah, you were a lot prettier when you were younger.
Me: KAELI! That’s SO not nice!
Kaeli: I’m sorry, but it’s true. Your face was prettier.

So there you have it.

Excuse me while I immediately lose 5 pounds, get a spray tan, slather on anti-aging cream, and search endlessly for the fountain of youth.


TUWABVB said...

Like they say, kids say the darndest things...but you know, even though I believe that I was prettier when I was younger - I was different. I think our bodies and/or faces show more character and wisdom through the years. At least that's my excuse, because right now you still look about 50 years younger than I do!

I think I could use a tan too though. :)

Cherish said...

Leave it kids to point out our flaws! Rayden likes to tell me that Im fat or the big one that I dont keep my house as nice as 'P' keeps hers! Guh, enjoy the honesty cause who else can you ever really count on for it?

Astarte said...

OMG!!!!!! You are Adorable, and don't let her tell you any different! She probably just liked the beads. Sheesh!

Melissa said...


...ouchie :(

Bow Chica Wah Wah said...

LMAO! I have to laugh because I have a niece and nephew (3 and 4 1/2) So I know they say things that make you go WHAAAAT??


If you look like your pic - you have nothing to worry about =)

MaryB said...

Oh girl! i feel ya! Just wait til you're my age. I havent ben carded in at least two years :(

You are as young and cute as anybody could ever want to be! enjoy it!

Jennylynn said...

My daughter is almost eight, BOY have I BEEN there!

Anonymous said...

i remember your cancun hair! i have pictures of you at jessie's bday party w/the braids and sunburn!

Sara said...

I'm waiting for the day that my daughter says "stretch marks." And I will reply, THANK YOU FOR THEM!"